NCFD & VIFF (Vancity Theatre) present Mother of Many Children, Alanis Obomsawin

Film(s) Playing:

Mother of Many Children (1977)

Mother of Many Children

Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 58min Genre(s): Documentary

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In this first feature from legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin, she examines the role of motherhood in Indigenous society and how it has developed in the modern era. In examining the lives of women from birth to old age and all maturing in between, Obomsawin gives an intimate view into the customs, cultures and oral traditions that define these matriarchal societies. Filled with compelling emotional moments, this documentary is a powerful and moving experience.

As the first feature length documentary by an Indigenous woman, Mother of Many Children represents a turning point in Indigenous film, as well as beginning the career of one of Canada’s most important and iconic filmmakers.

Cast: Alanis Obomsawin
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - NR
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR

Venue: VIFF Vancity Theatre

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Guest(s): Alanis Obomsawin

Event Details:
This screening is part of a spotlight on the work of legendary Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The series will include: 

10:15 AM - 3 Shorts Films by Alanis Obomsawin:
Christmas at Moose Factory 
When All the Leaves Are Gone 

2:00 PM - Mother Of Many Children

6:00 PM - Hi-Ho Mistahey & Richard Cardinal: Cry From A Diary Of A Metis Child

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Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7
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